Left leaning and populist parties in Spain have declared war on the Monarchy.
In the latest rebuke to the Crown, Barcelona’s City Council voted to rebuke King Felipe and call for a republic.
Specifically, the leftist and nationalist parties united to punish the King for his speech last year in favor of Spanish Constitutional unity after Catalonia’s illegal referendum on independence.
The Catalan Parliament passed a similar resolution, which the central government is taking to court.
Now left-wing populist party Podemos and its allies say they want to continue pressing for such resolutions around the country.
The Royal Household and many monarchists have been quiet about the development, but some royalists see the need to fight back against what they see as a growing political tactic.
King Felipe celebrated the Spanish Constitution during remarks at a major event last week.
The King spoke at the Princess of Asturias awards, one of the top items on the royal calendar every year.
The King noted the Constitution’s upcoming 40th anniversary and called it an example of Democracy, coexistence and liberty.
Amid the Catalan crisis, the King said the constitution recognized the diversity of Spanish origins — different cultures, tongues and territories.
Celebrations tied to the Princess of Asturias awards include a concert the evening before and a community visit the day after.
The Princess of Asturias is the King’s daughter and heir to the Spanish throne.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were back in the Balearic Islands today to honor the victims of recent storms and flooding there.
The King and Queen flew to Mallorca last week to visit rescue workers and affected communities.
King Felipe took a ride on the Madrid metro this morning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the service’s first line.
His Majesty took the same route his great grandfather, King Alfonso XIII, took a century ago.
The Madrid Metro service is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive.
Queen Sofia traveled to Vatican City today for the canonization of several new Catholic saints.
Among those who became saints were Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was murdered in 1980 while officiating mass.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia rushed out Friday’s National Day reception in Madrid to visit people recovering from a major storm in Mallorca.
Their Majesties visited people affected and rescue workers following rain and flooding that left several people dead.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia presided over the annual National Day military parade in Madrid today.
The press marked the event, and reception at the Royal Palace later, as one where Princess Leonor continued her debut as heir to the throne.
She is now being driven to official events in her own separate car. The Royal Household also recently unveiled her own standard.
The Catalan Parliament this week agreed to a resolution to censure King Felipe and call for the abolition of the monarchy.
The move was in response to the King’s speech last year in response to the region’s illegal referendum on independence.
Pro-independence parties were divided earlier this week and were unable to approve the motion.
But left wing parliamentarians who are not pro-independence moved a resolution of their own, which succeeded.
The Socialist central government said it would challenge the resolution as against the Constitution and the Head of State.
Queen Sofia attended funeral services today for famed opera singer Montserrat Caballé, who died in recent days.
The Spanish Royal Household also sent out a tweet in honor of the Catalan artist.
The Royal Household has been using Twitter more for communications beyond formal announcements.
Queen Sofia this weekend attended the wedding of Fernando Fitz-James Sturt, the Duke of Huéscar, son of the Duke of Alba.
Numerous Spanish aristocrats were at Liria Palace in Madrid for the private event.
The Dukes of Alba have the most noble titles in the world, and are close to the Spanish Royal Family.
The famous Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, died in 2014.